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Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging Committee Address Multiple Contracts
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Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging Committee Address Multiple Contracts

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging committee reconvened on September 21, 2022 after a lengthy recess. Because of the break, the county had to hear and consider several contracts, some of which required lengthy presentations and review. The following is a summary of those presentations. Additionally, several of the funding proposals would be...

Prognosis Ohio podcast
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Our New Collaboration with Prognosis Ohio

We’ve been working on an exciting collaboration for some months now, and today it goes public! Our first episode with podcast Prognosis Ohio features Fellow Hope and our policy findings in the State of Ohio Health and Human Services fact sheets, released last week, in advance of the gubernatorial election. Listen to the episode Hosted...

case for PACE Lorain
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A Compelling Case for PACE: Lorain County

By: John Corlett, President and Executive Director Emily Muttillo, Director of Research, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) delivers coordinated care outside of an institution for those requiring a high level of medical and social care to maintain independence. An interdisciplinary team of professionals coordinates the care...

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More reliable 2021 Census estimates have erased progress on Cleveland children’s poverty

The first reliable data on poverty in Cleveland during the COVID-19 pandemic was released last week. The U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 1-year estimates show that nearly 105,000 people in the City of Cleveland lived in poverty in 2021. Of those, more than 33,500 are children. At 45.5 percent, Cleveland has the highest child poverty rate...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: how will you sustain services for older adults?

By: Rachelle Millner, West Side Community House & Karnese McKenzie, St. Martin de Porres Center Dear County Executive: We are the co-chairs of the Council of Neighborhood Leaders, a collective of local neighborhood centers that collectively assist thousands of families in Cuyahoga County. One of our most delicate populations we serve includes seniors; our elders...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: Cleveland’s neighborhood centers are critical safety nets

By: Atunyese Herron, President–CEO of East End Neighborhood House Dear County Executive, In 2022 East End Neighborhood House marked 115 years of service in Cleveland’s Greater Buckeye Neighborhood. We have reached over 1,000 individuals with our diverse array of services, with a staff of 27 and 65 volunteers. We are nestled on Woodhill Road and...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: our public benefits recipients need strong advocates. Will you be one?

By Tiffany Scruggs Dear County Executive, I have had the privilege of serving individuals in Cuyahoga County for 20 years! I have seen first-hand the critical health support offered to Medicaid recipients. While the program was created to support income-eligible residents, the process to successfully receive and maintain these critical supports presents its challenges. At...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive, how will you support older adults?

By: Bert Rahl, LISW-S, Community Volunteer Marsha Mitchell Blanks, Community Volunteer Dear County Executive, We are all aging. Any person who is reading this is aging. Some are at different places in their aging process. But everyone, regardless of where one lives or where they are in life, deserves to age with dignity. The Council...

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